Huntsville City Council expands entertainment district hours

Huntsville City Council expands entertainment district hours

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - On Thursday, the Huntsville City Council passed an ordinance that extends the hours for Huntsville’s entertainment district. You can walk around downtown with your drink in a purple cup seven days a week from noon until 11 p.m.

Huntsville city council has elected to extend the city's entertainment district hours
Huntsville city council has elected to extend the city's entertainment district hours (Source: WAFF)

SueAnne Griffith lives in Huntsville. She’s helped lead the charge in passing this new ordinance. “I figured somebody should say something and I thought why not try and see if we can get it passed," said Griffith.

Griffith took time and did research, looking at how other city’s managed their entertainment districts. “Got a lot of other people involved in the town that love the entertainment district," said Griffith.

Bill Kling, District 4 Huntsville City Council member, says this shows how much the city has grown. " It shows that we can have these types of facilities and they can be neighborhood friendly."

Griffith started this process by taking her concerns to a Huntsville City Council meeting. She is excited that action was taken. “This is kind of how city council is supposed to work. I live here, go to them with a concern and then seeing them follow through and address all of the concerns and then make something happen from just citizen commentary.”

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